Archive | June 2010

What Are You Waiting For?

(This post is inspired by a post I saw on my friend TJ Armour’s page)

What are you waiting for:

to be the best you possible

to maximize your potential

to reach for your dreams

to dare to be happy

to believe in yourself

to pick yourself up and move forward

to lose the weight

to begin to exercise

to read that book/magazine/article

to learn a new hobby

to tell someone you love them

to cheer for someone else

to be the friend you desire

to focus on you

to make the effort

to be willing to fail

to know that great success often comes after failure

to realize your worth

to pursue the new job

to encourage your children

to advocate for others

to be a mentor

?????

Tomorrow is not guaranteed

but you know that today is here.

Live in this moment,

fully….completely.

There is nothing left to do but to do it.

What are you waiting for?

Don’t be afraid to cheer for someone else’s team

I understand the concept of “getting your hustle on”  i.e. being singularly focused on the goal at hand to the exclusion of everything else.  I admire this ability to a large degree but it is not exactly how I live.

I chose to press toward my own goals while still giving  to others to the degree that I also cheer for their goals.  You say “I am not hating on anyone else.  I don’t have time for it.  I am just singularly focused. ”  That’s great and what you say is true.  But your achievement in life is not subject to your achievement to someone else’s failure nor is it based solely on your efforts alone.  We all possess winning potential and we all share different gifts and have different goals.  Thus, we all stand to win by working together as like minded people.

So there is no need to operate in such a vacuum.  This mindset is necessary at times, but not for long.  The greatest achievers have a long list of people who were monumental in their success.   And jealousy of another’s goals/success is certainly not the answer.   For even if we appear to reach for the same goal, I guarantee you we don’t.  For example, we may both have aspirations to be published authors.  Are we in direct competition?  More than likely the answer is no.  I may have dreams of writing motivational books while you aspire to write Christian fiction.  And more importantly, even if we are both writing thriller fiction, there is room in the marketplace for both of us to thrive and prosper.  Ultimately my success will be based on market reception and not your failure.  Instead of pushing forth my dreams while trying to rain on yours, I should encourage you so that we may both learn from each other’s experiences.  Perhaps you have information you could offer me toward publishing.  Perhaps I have had greater success with generating publicity.  You follow my  point I trust?

Additionally, I personally think that if you are directing negative feelings and ill-will toward another person’s success you are diminishing in equal degree the power of the success that is headed your way.  Wonder why you are not achieving at the level which you think you should?  Look inward and honestly assess how many people you are verbally or mentally directing negative achievement thoughts upon.

Call it karma, the universe at work, law of attraction.  No matter the title it all boils down to the same thing.  Unless you are willing to share in your knowledge, your achievements and your lessons with others you will never truly achieve success.  If you think you have, I contend that eliminating such activities will magnify your success exponentially.  You don’t have to believe me.  I challenge you to make a liar out of me.  Please keep me posted on the results.

Me, you will always see on the sidelines, pom poms in hand, yelling until I’m hoarse cheering someone else toward the realization of their dreams.  And if I can offer a word or two of knowledge, I am more than happy to do so.  If I can help out in any way, I am more than happy to do so.  Have I seen positive results from such a life attitude?  Absolutely!

Spread love…peace and blessings,

Tirani